A River Through Quantum Hall Valleys

Interacting multi-channel topological boundary modes in a quantum Hall valley system
Authors: Mallika T. Randeria, Kartiek Agarwal, Benjamin E. Feldman, Hao Ding, Huiwen Ji, R. J. Cava, S. L. Sondhi, Siddharth A. Parameswaran, and Ali Yazdani
Nature 566, 363-367 (2019)

Recommended with a commentary by Liang Fu, MIT
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Quantum Simulation of Gauge Theories and Inflation

1. Self-Verifying Variational Quantum Simulation of the Lattice Schwinger Model
Authors: Christian Kokail, Christine Maier, Rick van Bijnen, Tiff Brydges, Manoj K. Joshi, Petar Jurcevic, Christine A. Muschik, Pietro Silvi, Rainer Blatt, Christian F. Roos, and Peter Zoller

2. Probing quantum critical dynamics on a programmable Rydberg simulator
Authors: Alexander Keesling, Ahmed Omran, Harry Levine, Hannes Bernien, Hannes Pichler, Soonwon Choi, Rhine Samajdar, Sylvain Schwartz, Pietro Silvi, Subir Sachdev, Peter Zoller, Manuel Endres, Markus Greiner, Vladan Vuletić, and Mikhail D. Lukin
Nature 568, 207 (2019)

3. A Rapidly Expanding Bose-Einstein Condensate: An Expanding Universe in the Lab
Authors: S. Eckel, A. Kumar, T. Jacobson, I. B. Spielman, and G. K. Campbell
Phys. Rev. X, 8, 021021 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Steven M. Girvin, Yale Quantum Institute
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Dancing is allowed in steady-states

Non-equilibrium systems have steady-state distributions and non-steady dynamics
Author: Tanniemola B. Liverpool

Recommended with a commentary by Ramin Golestanian, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (Göttingen) and University of Oxford
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Evidence of an anomalous metallic phase in a high temperature superconducting device

Quantum coherence across bosonic superconductor-anomalous metal-insulator transitions
Authors: Chao Yang, Yi Liu, Yang Wang, Liu Feng, Qianmei He, Jian Sun, Yue Tang, Chunchun Wu, Jie Xiong, Wanli Zhang, Xi Lin, Hong Yao, Haiwen Liu, Gustavo Fernandes, Jimmy Xu, James M. Valles Jr., Jian Wang, and Yanrong Li

Recommended with a commentary by Steven A. Kivelson, Stanford University
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Phase diagram of the triangular lattice Hubbard model

Observation of a chiral spin liquid phase of the Hubbard model on the triangular lattice: a density matrix renormalization group study
Authors: Aaron Szasz, Johannes Motruk, Michael P. Zaletel, Joel E. Moore

Recommended with a commentary by T. Senthil, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Nucleosomes as treadmills

Chromatin remodelers couple inchworm motion with twist-defect formation to slide nucleosomal DNA
Authors: Giovanni B. Brandani, Shoji Takada
PlOS Comput Biol 14, e1006512 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Helmut Schiessel, Leiden University
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Jamming Aspherical Cows

1. Universality of jamming of nonspherical particles
Authors: C. Brito, H. Ikeda, P. Urbani, M. Wyart, F. Zamponi
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A. 116, 11736-11741 (2018)

2. Translational and orientational glass transitions in the large-dimensional limit : a generalized replicated liquid theory and an application to patchy colloids
Authors: H. Yoshino

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick Charbonneau, Duke University
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Fractional Quantum Hall from Overlap of Electron-Hole Bands

Fractional Excitonic Insulator
Authors: Yichen Hu, Jörn W. F. Venderbos, C. L. Kane
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126601 (2018), arXiv:1806.05681

Recommended with a commentary by Ashvin Vishwanath, Harvard University
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New correlated phenomena in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene/s

1. Tuning superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Matthew Yankowitz, Shaowen Chen, Hryhoriy Polshyn, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, David Graf, Andrea F. Young, Cory R. Dean
Science 24 Jan 2019: eaav1910

2. Emergent ferromagnetism near three-quarters filling in twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Aaron L. Sharpe, Eli J. Fox, Arthur W. Barnard, Joe Finney, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, M. A. Kastner, David Goldhaber-Gordon

3. Cascade of superconducting domes and magnetic order around quarter filling in magic angle bilayer graphene
Authors: Dmitri Efetov, ICFO – Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques
KITP Correlations in Moire Flat Bands program, Jan 22 2019

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Zaletel, University of California, Berkeley
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Time to Respond

1. Artifact Free Transient Near-Field Nanoscopy
Authors: A. J. Sternbach, J. Hinton, T. Slusar, A. S. McLeod, M. K. Liu, A. Frenzel, M. Wagner, R. Iraheta, F. Keilmann, A. Leitenstorfer, M. Fogler, H.-T. Kim, R. D. Averitt, and D. N. Basov
Optics Express 25, 28589 (2017), arXiv:1706.08478

2. Photonic crystals for nano-light in moir graphene superlattices
Authors: S. S. Sunku, G. X. Ni, B. Y. Jiang, H. Yoo, A. Sternbach, A. S. McLeod, T. Stauber, L. Xiong, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, P. Kim, M. M. Fogler, and D. N. Basov
Science 362, 1153 (2018), arXiv:1901.08378

Recommended with a commentary by Dirk van der Marel, University of Geneva
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Geometric frustrated assemblies

How geometric frustration shapes twisted fibres, inside and out: competing morphologies of chiral filament assembly
Authors: Douglas M. Hall and Gregory M. Grason
Interface Focus 7: 20160140 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Roya Zandi, University of California, Riverside
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The Second Law of Thermodynamics and the Big Bang

CPT-Symmetric Universe
Authors: Latham Boyle, Kieran Finn, and Neil Turok
Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 251301 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Robijn Bruinsma, University of California, Los Angeles.
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The Variational Playground for Machine Learning in Statistical Physics

Solving Statistical Mechanics using Variational Autoregressive Networks
Authors: Dian Wu, Lei Wang, and Pan Zhang

Recommended with a commentary by Giuseppe Carleo, Flatiron Institute.
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Spontaneous vortex formation and Majorana zero mode in iron based superconductor

1. Observation of a robust zero-energy bound state in iron-based superconductor Fe(Te,Se)
Authors: J. X. Yin, Zheng Wu, J. H. Wang, Z. Y. Ye, Jing Gong, X. Y. Hou, Lei Shan, Ang Li, X. J. Liang, X. X. Wu, Li Jian, C.S. Ting, Z. Q. Wang, J. P. Hu, P. H. Hor, H. Ding and S. H. Pan
Nature Physics 11, 543 (2015)

2. Quantum anomalous vortex and Majorana zero mode without external magnetic field
Authors: Kun Jiang, Xi Dai and Ziqiang Wang

3. Nature of the zero energy bound state at the surface of the topological superconductor Fe(Se,Te)
Authors: T. Machida, Y. Sun, S. Pyon, S. Takeda, Y. Kohsaka, T. Hanaguri, T. Sasagawa and T. Tamegai

Recommended with a commentary by Patrick A. Lee, MIT.
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A revolution in the simulations of super-cooled liquids and glasses

Models and algorithms for the next generation of glass transition studies
Authors: Andrea Ninarello, Ludovic Berthier, and Daniele Coslovich
Phys. Rev. X 7, 021039 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Giulio Biroli, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
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Solving metallic quantum criticality in a casino

1. Monte Carlo Studies of Quantum Critical Metals
Authors: E. Berg, S. Lederer, Y. Schattner, and S. Trebst
Annual Reviews of Condensed Matter Physics, arXiv:1804.01988

2. Superconductivity mediated by quantum critical antiferromagnetic fluctuations: The rise and fall of hot spots
Authors: X. Wang, Y. Schattner, E. Berg, and R. M. Fernandes
Physical Review B 95, 174520 (2017)

3. Itinerant Quantum Critical Point with Fermion Pockets and Hot Spots
Authors: Z-H Liu, G. Pan, X-Y Xu, K. Sun, and Z-Y Meng

Recommended with a commentary by Andrey V Chubukov, University of Minnesota.
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Electronic bands of twisted graphene layers

1. Origin of Mott Insulating Behavior and Superconductivity in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Authors: Hoi Chun Po, Liujun Zou, Ashvin Vishwanath, and T. Senthil
arXiv:1803.09742, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018)

2. Symmetry, Maximally Localized Wannier States, and a Low-Energy Model for Twisted Bilayer Graphene Narrow Bands
Authors: Jian Kang and Oskar Vafek
arXiv:1805.04918, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031088 (2018)

3. Maximally-localized Wannier orbitals and the extended Hubbard model for the twisted bilayer graphene
Authors: Mikito Koshino, Noah F. Q. Yuan, Takashi Koretsune, Masayuki Ochi, Kazuhiko Kuroki, Liang Fu
arXiv:1805.06819, Phys. Rev. X 8 031087 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Francisco Guinea, University of Manchester.
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Bad metals get ultra cold

Bad metallic transport in a cold atom Fermi-Hubbard system
Authors: Peter T. Brown, Debayan Mitra, Elmer Guardado-Sanchez, Reza Nourafkan, Alexis Reymbaut, Simon Bergeron, A.-M. S. Tremblay, Jure Kokalj, David A. Huse, Peter Schaus, and Waseem S. Bakr

Recommended with a commentary by Ehud Altman, UC Berkeley.
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Using nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond as in-situ sensors of band bending

Spatial mapping of band bending in semiconductor devices using in situ quantum sensors
Authors: D.A. Broadway, N. Dontschuk, A. Tsai, S. E. Lillie, C. T.-K. Lew, J. C. McCallum, B. C. Johnson, M. W. Doherty, A. Stacey, L. C. L. Hollenberg & J.-P. Tetienne
Nature Electronics 1, 502–507 (2018)

Recommended with a commentary by Toeno van der Sar, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology.
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Particle-hole symmetry at the half-filled Landau level

1. Particle-Hole Symmetry in the Fermion-Chern-Simons and Dirac Descriptions of a Half-Filled Landau Level
Authors: Chong Wang, Nigel R. Cooper, Bertrand I. Halperin, and Ady Stern
Phys. Rev. X 7, 031029 (2017)

2. Particle-hole symmetry and electromagnetic response of a half- filled Landau level
Authors: Michael Levin and Dam Thanh Son
Phys. Rev. B 95, 125120 (2017)

Recommended with a commentary by Michael Mulligan, UC Riverside.
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